Our December Meeting

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Our next meeting is Sunday, December 20. Our speaker will be Jane Neff Rollins; her presentation is entitled The Family Patchwork – Stitching Families Separated by History Back Together. The Zoom session will begin at 12:30 for social time, and Jean’s presentation will begin at 1:00.

About the Presentation

The Family Patchwork – Stitching Families Separated by History Back Together

One of the most enriching aspects of genealogy research is the opportunity to reconnect with family members that have long been separated, whether through world events or through family estrangement. How can the genealogist find those long-lost cousins and start to stitch the family back together? Attend this presentation to find out traditional and high-tech ways to find living relatives.

About Jane Neff Rollins

Jane Neff Rollins is a professional genealogist at Sherlock Combs Genealogy who works primarily with clients whose ancestors came from the Russian Empire. Jane began researching when genealogists had to scroll microfilm at the Family History Library. The first time she saw her great-grandfather on the 1900 census, she cried. Since then, she has researched in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, and Jerusalem. She has spoken at IAJGS, NGS, Genealogy Jamboree, and other venues. Her writing has appeared in NGS Magazine, Legacies, and Crossroads. She is the recipient of the FGS 2020 FORUM Writers Award.